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  • Apocalypse-Cinemaby Peter Szendy; Will Bishop; Samuel Weber

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Apocalypse-cinema is not only the end of time that has so often been staged as spectacle in films like 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, and The Terminator. By looking at blockbusters that play with general annihilation while also paying close attention to films like Melancholia, Cloverfield, Blade Runner, and Twelve Monkeys, this book suggests that in... more...

  • Targets of Opportunityby Samuel Weber

    Fordham University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    The title of this book echoes a phrase used by the Washington Post to describethe American attempt to kill Saddam Hussein at the start of the war againstIraq. Its theme is the notion of targeting (skopos) as the name of an intentionalstructure in which the subject tries to confirm its invulnerability by aiming todestroy a target. At the center of the... more...

  • Theatricality as Mediumby Samuel Weber

    Fordham University Press 2004; US$ 27.99

    Ever since Aristotle's Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that it is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle calls the "mythos," or the "plot." This conception of theater has subordinated characteristics related to the theatrical medium, such as the process... more...

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